Cooperation in terms of Afro-regions should largely be based on the experience of Euro-regions, but necessarily must take into account African specifics, especially through the use of a far greater degree of informal cross-border economy and trade. Borderlands as regions of cooperation constitute the realization of the idea of integration from the bottom. This will foster a process of open borders, which in turn will lead to a real acceleration of the integration processes. Moreover, on both sides of the border / boundaries it is possible to start the process of regional identity, especially among the young generation, which would be a kind of “resurrection” of existing links from the pre-colonial past.
Sub–Saharan African Borderlands. Towards New Theoretical and Practical Approach to the Development of Africa
- Institution: University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland)
- Year of publication: 2012
- Source: Show
- Pages: 98-115
- DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2012005